August Highlights: 11 Distinctive Events You Should Check Out In Taiwan This August

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Wanna plan out an interesting weekend getaway? As your local good friend, I’ve carefully selected 11 super unique events this August that may be hard for you to find out as a foreigner. Savor every option down below, and get ready to color up your August! (Just like what I did when collecting these unbelievable activities)

1. Human Zoo

Aug 5 at 2:30 PM - Aug 6 at 1:30 AM

Taipei Film FestivalPhoto credit: HUMAN ZOO | Facebook

Official description: “It is an edgy interactive exhibition, which challenges mainstream values. Artists are going to interact with the audience through a variety of art forms, making people experience, push, and let go of every boundary of being a human living in this limiting society. We try to create a surreal environment on the edge of downtown, and welcome everyone to be ready for entering this magic world.”
Info: Facebook

2. Taiwan Craft Beer Night

Aug 5 Saturday at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Taiwan Craft Beer Night

Enjoy Taiwan craft beer with locals and foreigners her! Challenging beer games and international karaoke battles are waiting in the corner of a chilling summer night!
Info: Facebook

3. Taiwanese Opera Performance

Aug 1 - Aug 10, at 7 PM

Taiwanese Opera PerformancePhoto credit: Min-Kuan Opera

Seize the chance to experience local Taiwanese Operas for free! Performances are held in the opening area at the south side of Songshan Station from Aug 1 to 4 / at Mengxia Park from Aug 5 - Aug 10.
Info: Taipei City Arts Promotion Office

4. Intl Beer & Music Festival 2017 (hosted by Latin American Food and Music Festival)

Aug 12, Saturday at 11 AM - 6 PM

ntl Beer & Music FestivalPhoto credit: Intl Beer & Music Festival 2017

Ready to rock your summer with international beers and latin music?
Here you go: Facebook

5. New Wave Music Festival

Aug 12 at 12 PM to Aug 13 at 12 AM

New Wave Music FestivalPhoto credit: New Wave Music Festival

Dive into a beach party in Miaoli to enjoy food, live music and summer!
Info: Facebook

6. Free Market & Picnic in Yuanshan Park

Aug 13, Sunday at 3 PM - 5:30 PM

Free Market & PicnicPhoto credit: Free Market & Picnic in Yuanshan Park

Time to clean your stuff and mind this summer. Dig out treasure and take what you need from others in the free market for FREE. Also, you can give out those you don’t need anymore by displaying them on a mat — or just go for picnic!
Info: Facebook

7. French Market Summer Festival 2017

Aug 13, Sunday at 12 PM - 9 PM

Festival de la cuisine françaisePhoto credit: French Lifestyle Summer Market 2017

Enjoy french dishes, cakes, bread, ice cream, wine and beer from various restaurants today here. And certainly, music performances are prepared for you as well!
Info: Facebook

8. Freak’s Market

Aug 19 at 1 AM to Aug 20 at 9 PM

Freak’s MarketPhoto credit: Freak's Market

Sell cool stuff and listen to legit independent bands
Info: Facebook

9. Dinning Tables at the Seaside - Nan’ao Life Festival

Aug 19, Saturday at 6 PM - 9 PM

Nan’ao Life FestivalPhoto credit: Nan’ao Life Festival

Have a barbecue party and live music show along the beautiful coast in Yilan!
Info: Facebook

10. 2017 Moon Guitar Ballads Festival (moon guitar aka yueqin)

July 29 - Aug 27

Moon Guitar Ballads FestivalPhoto credit: Taiwan Yueqin

Exhibition of yueqin painting and performances as well on every Sunday from 10:30-11:30 am, 2-3 pm
Info: Facebook

11. Beach Cleaning Around Taiwan (hosted by TKstory)

Aug 20 - Aug 27

Beach CleaningPhoto credit: TKstory

Follow the path of Taike to clean the beach in Hualien, Pintong, Tainan, Chiayi and Taichung!
Info: Facebook

My friend, hope you’ve already discovered any event that ignites your summer fire. If you like this article, don't forget to subscribe to our Facebook page for the upcoming Monthly Highlights. Yeah, I said I got your back, didn’t I?

Contributor: On Knee Chen
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